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NCS News and Information

Stories and News from the Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services.

RECQuest, Teens In Action Keep Fairfax Kids and Teens Engaged Over Winter Break


Fairfax County Public Schools will soon settle down for their "long winter's nap," but that doesn't meanFairfax kids and teens havenothing to do!

Registration is now open for RECQuest (students in 1st - 6th grade) and Teens…

County Conversation Podcast Highlights Food Distribution and Insecurity


November 7, 2018 - 'Tis the season of giving; and the chances are, families and residents across the county will be involved in a number of charitable efforts this holiday season. One way Fairfax County residents participate in giving back is through donating food and other household items to local food pantries and other non-profit organizations who specialize in providing these items to those…

County Seeks Community Input on Funding Pool Priorities


Fairfax County is seeking public input in an effort to validate community priorities for committing county funds to address human services needs. The county’s Consolidated Community Funding Pool (CCFP) is an allocation of funds earmarked by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to be administered to local nonprofits and community-based organizations as an investment in programs…

Fairfax County Awarded Grant to Develop Outcomes-Based Approach to Human Services Funding

Fairfax County was announced as one of four national recipients of a partnership grant aimed at developing some of the nation’s first Outcomes Rate Cards—an innovative “pay-for-performance” approach to social contracting and financing which incentivizes the achievement of desired outcomes. As a recipient of this unique partnership opportunity, the Department of Neighborhood and Community…

Volunteer Dollmakers Bring Smiles, Comfort to Thousands


It’s no fun being sick. Through years of experience, most adults understand that dealing with pain, discomfort, fatigue, frailties and fear can be among life’s most daunting challenges. When it comes to children, those challenges can be compounded with limited understanding and a difficulty to express the thoughts and emotions that are, no doubt, swirling inside.

For more than…

Aviation Camp has Teens Soaring to New Heights


Forget driver’s education, Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services’ (NCS) Aviation Camp, has teens cleared for takeoff!

The week-long camp, made possible in partnership with Danielle Blunt Craddock of Girls Inspired and Ready to Lead (GIRL) and led by Retired Rear Admiral Arthur Johnson, provided an interactive opportunity for more than a dozen teens from the…

Get to Know your Local Government

Join Providence District Supervisor, Linda Smyth, and staff from a variety of county agencies to learn more about the role of local government and how you can play a role in shaping the future of your community.

Clubhouse Program Recognized for More Than 20 Years of Technology Programming Excellence

For more than 20 years, the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services’ technology programs have educated, empowered and engaged young people across Fairfax County through the use of new and emerging technologies.

Fairfax County Clubhouse Video Receives Global Recognition


Teens from the Bailey’s, Reston and Willston Clubhouses received international acclaim for their video “Dating Abuse Stops Here!” at the Clubhouse Network’s Global RE@CH Media…

NCS Technology Programs Develop Next Generation of STEAM Leaders

Local teens host annual "STEAM-tastic Showcase" to highlight innovative projects created with cutting edge technologies and promote the importance of technological literacy in the 21st century.